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The homespun sukmana coat is traditionally believed to belong to Tadeusz Kościuszko, sewn of ashen cloth, with long sleeves lined at the end with red fabric, widening from the waist down. The upright collar is sewn with a red fabric inset. On the collar, along the hook-and-eye clasp, at the waist and the coat tail cut, there are brown braids of woollen string. At the bottom of the right coat tail there are four horizontal zones of blue and yellow embroidered with wool.

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The homespun sukmana coat is traditionally believed to belong to Tadeusz Kościuszko, sewn of ashen cloth, with long sleeves lined at the end with red fabric, widening from the waist down. The upright collar is sewn with a red fabric inset. On the collar, along the hook-and-eye clasp, at the waist and the coat tail cut, there are brown braids of woollen string. At the bottom of the right coat tail there are four horizontal zones of blue and yellow embroidered with wool.
Family tradition has it that this homespun coat belonged to Tadeusz Kościuszko who, after the Battle of Szczekociny, was supposed to cover his wounded friend, Colonel Jan Burzyński of the Trzywdar coat of arms, whose uniform was heavily damaged in past combat. After the insurrection, the sukmana coat was kept in the estate of the Burzyński family in Borkowo, or Truszcza in Volhynia. As we may read from the written account of the donor, “The level of damage of this homespun coat is owing to the severity of the Russian Government from whose sight it had to be repeatedly hidden in the ground.”
(Description of fabric: based on the scientific sheet prepared by Beata Biedrońska-Słotowa, PhD)

Elaborated by Piotr Wilkosz (The National Museum in Kraków), © all rights reserved

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Artistic episode in Tadeusz Kościuszko’s life

Could Tadeusz Kościuszko, the famous leader of the Uprising in 1794, have been a painter?
In the National Museum in Kraków, there are nudes made with a red-brown chalk (so-called sanguine) and watercolour panoramas of Rome painted by Kościuszko.

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T. Kościuszko, Ruins of ancient Rome, drawing made of
imagination during his studies in Paris in the period 1769—1774,
public domain

Could Tadeusz Kościuszko, the famous leader of the Uprising in 1794, have been a painter?
In the National Museum in Kraków, there are nudes made with a red-brown chalk (so-called sanguine) and watercolour panoramas of Rome painted by Kościuszko. The future general of the Polish and American armies painted them during his stay in France, which lasted for more than four years (the views of Rome were probably painted by him on the basis of works seen in Parisian museums). He went to France thanks to a royal scholarship, which he owed to the intercession of Prince Adam Czartoryski, his teacher in the famous Corps of Cadets (School of Knights); he attended the school in the years 1765–1769.
As a prominent student, he continued military education in France. He was trained in the field of military architecture, the usage of artillery and tactics. He broadened his knowledge of building fortifications and soon became famous in his field: during the American struggle for independence. He was always interested in military engineering, planning and deployment of defensive and artillery positions; that is why he attended lectures given by famous French engineers and architects. He also enrolled as a student at the Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris. Did he treat his studies at the Academy as a complement to his military education and preparation for sketching strategic battle plans, or did he discover a different calling than the military in the artistic atmosphere of Paris?

Elaborated by Editorial team of Małopolska’s Virtual Museums,
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 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Poland License.

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Model of Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument for Washington
Tadeusz Kościuszko’s sukmana coat

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Tadeusz Kościuszko’s sukmana coat

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